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25 worst passwords of 2014: Is yours on the leak list?
CBC News
If your password is on the list below you had better change it. Among the 25 most common passwords among 3.3 million that were leaked online last year, the top two were once again "123456" and "password," according to a company that provides password management software. SplashData, based in Los Gatos, CA, said the top two passwords this year were the same as in 2013. The company has compiled the list annually since 2011.
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Amazon now offering unlimited cloud photo storage to Prime subscribers in Canada
Mobile Syrup
Amazon is now offering Canadian Prime subscribers something other than free two-day shipping. Users will now be able to take advantage of unlimited photo storage inside the company's Cloud Drive locker, which allows users to store up to 5GB of files for free. Amazon won't count photo uploads towards that limit for Prime members. This is the first value add for Canadian Prime users, used to seeing their American counterparts gain access to free music, movies, TV shows and more.
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TTC considers dash cams and GPS technology
Global News
The TTC board will consider a report during a meeting Wednesday about monitoring its drivers with dashboard cameras, GPS technology and radar checks. The city's transit agency is proposing a 12-point Safe Service Action Plan after a 14-year-old girl was struck and killed by a TTC bus. Amaria Diljohn was on her way home from school on December 19 when she was struck in the Finch Avenue East and Neilson Road Area. The driver of the bus is not facing any charges.
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University of Lethbridge hopes to be leader in cryogenic testing
eCanada Now
Funding from the Canada Foundation for Innovation will help position the University of Lethbridge as a leader in cryogenic testing and open the doors to participation in future space missions. The $150,000 announced today will go towards the purchase of a cryogenic testing facility (CTF) capable of testing instruments destined for space to ensure they work at very low temperatures.

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McLaren put the emphasis on technology
Reuters
The McLaren Group, which includes the Formula One team, is changing its name to reflect the company's diversification away from pure racing activities and into applied technology. McLaren Group, whose companies employ more than 3,000 people with three quarters of the staff not involved in motorsport activities, said that it would now be called McLaren Technology Group.

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5 major technology trends at CES 2015
Financial Post
As more shopping moves online, retailers are looking for ways to step up the in-store experience to make sure it remains compelling and convenient. The retail industry descended on New York this week for the National Retail Federation’s Big Show, an annual trade event where vendors showed off the innovative offerings that they hope will soon become commonplace in malls across the globe.

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Shoulder-tap technology helps drivers avoid bikes, motorcycles
CTV News
Jaguar Land Rover has introduced an innovative technology aimed at preventing cars from colliding with bikes, motorcycles or scooters, in part by alerting drivers through a virtual tap on the shoulder or a sound like a bicycle bell. Still in the testing phase, the Bike Sense concept uses visual, audio and touch signals to alert the driver to the presence of a two-wheeled vehicle.
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What's the most under-rated technology ever?
io9
Cellphones, self-driving cars, and laptops may grab all the attention, but zippers, paper, and, even the pavement covering our roads are all technology, too. Today we want to know your pick for the most amazing, but completely underrated, technological innovation. Tell us what the tech was, what makes it so phenomenal, and how exactly its appearance changed the world. Whether you want to go far, far back into the past or just to focus the spotlight on one of the modern (but mostly invisible) innovations of our own time, give us your thoughts in the comments.
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NC wants 'open dialogue' on possibility of driverless cars
Daily Tarheel
The phrase "getting behind the wheel" will be a thing of the past if Google has its way, as the company expects to put people in self-driving cars within two to five years. Chris Urmson, the director of Google's self-driving car project, said it would revolutionize automobile travel. "Imagine never losing someone in a traffic accident again," he said in an online video. "Imagine cities where parking garages aren't there, where that land has been turned into homes or turned into parks. It's going to be an exciting place."
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Meet Surface Hub: Microsoft's fresh take on video conferencing
CNET
Nestled between two false walls in a lavish suite at the Venetian hotel and casino is what I think is an enormous television. Here, during the chaos of the annual Consumer Electronics Show in early January, too-large TVs are par for the course. What gives this particular display away is the word Microsoft emblazoned below the bottom bezel. When Jeff Han, a multi-touch researcher who's now a general manager at Microsoft, approaches the device he taps the screen to bring it to life.
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The 2015 technology predictions you should really listen to
The Telegraph
Technology-enabled end-to-end service companies like Uber and Airbnb saw massive growth in 2014, and GP Bullhound expects to see the same model being applied to other industries such as retail, real estate, online auctions, home services and healthcare in 2015. New businesses will emerge and a few existing players will start to gain meaningful traction in each market, as increased adoption of mobile and viral online communities boost growth.
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